Energy Group Summary: Molycorp Inc.’s (NYSE:MCP) Healing Last Day’s Wounds, Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) Gets Extra Oil in Ghana

  on Dec 13,2012 Posted in Business News ,Featured
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Energy sector components gained on Wednesday, courtesy to robust faring by Hess Corp. (HES) as the oil and gas firm reported that it found extra oil off the coast of Ghana.

New York City-located Hess (HES)declared its fifth oil discovery in Ghana, a field it possesses with a small involvement of Ghana’s National Petroleum Corp. Moreprogress is predicted in coming year.

Molycorp Inc.’s (NYSE:MCP) shares, which declined 13% following the rare-earth mining firm reported that President and Chief Executive Mark Smith had been fired from company, have mostly healed its wounds a day after as some on Wall Street stated that the news is constructive.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) shares moved up after the natural-gas producer late on Tuesday declared that it was selling midstream assets, associated to transportation, storage, and marketing of fuel, to Access Midstream Partners LP in a bid of $2.16 billion.

In last trading session, Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) dropped -3.00% and closed at $10.99 with the total traded volume of 19.46 million shares. It has outstanding shares of 137.96 million with the total market capitalization of $1.52 billion and its beta value stands at -0.79 times. MCP has current ratio of 2.58.

Shares of Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) moved up +2.87% and closed at $52.02 with the total traded volume of 5.26 million shares. Stock opened at $50.82 and its shares were trading within the range of $50.77-$52.74. HES has earnings per share of $4.46 and its price to earnings ratio ended at 11.65.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) dropped -0.76% with the closing price of $16.96. The overall volume in the last trading session was 12.58 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $13.32-$26.09. The total market capitalization remained $11.27 billion.

CHK is ahead of its 52 week low with 28.47% and its last month’s price volatility remained 2.54%. Its beta coefficient was 1.24 with a target price of $23.58. Company’s current year earnings per share decreased with -7.81% while the five years EPS growth rate was -11.84%.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

With the latest rise of +0.52%, it now has YTD performance +8.21% which for the week is positive at 1.96%. XOM pays a dividend yield of 2.55%. The company will report lower sales for the Quarter ending Dec-12, according to 4 analysts polled by Reuters. On average, they believe sales will arrive at $118,518.00 from $107,362.00 posted in the same quarter last year. The average sales forecast of 7 analysts for the full-year is $460,246.00, up as compared to $453,076.00 annual sales a year ago.

BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP)

The stock with a +0.24% gain to $75.32in the latest trading session has changed its distance from 200-Day Moving Average to +10.68% and 50-Day Moving Average to +6.78%. It captures $120.94 billion in market value. The mean rating 1.90 is set by analysts. The company is projected to report $1.90 per share for the quarter ending Dec-12, according to 1 analysts surveyed by Reuters. The average EPS forecast of 5 analysts for the full-year is $6.10, up as compared to $5.35 earned a year ago.




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